Monday, January 27, 2020

The New Yorker Hotel in The MiMo neighborhood of Miami originally operated as a motel in the 1950s.

In 2009 the motel was lovingly renovated by husband and wife Walter & Shirley Figueroa, who did most of the work themselves. We visited this gorgeous hotel in our latest MIAMI FOOD & VINTAGE: RETRO MOTELS, DINERS & STREET FOOD YouTube video. 

•Full video: https://youtu.be/jwH9R2e5HfI 

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Vagabond Hotel in Miami, Florida is a city of Miami Historic Landmark, which opened in 1953.

We visited this lovingly restored hotel in our latest MIAMI FOOD & VINTAGE: RETRO MOTELS, DINERS & HOT DOGS YouTube video.

•Full video: https://youtu.be/jwH9R2e5HfI

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Photography from our visit to Marvel Architects for 6sqft...

Full article: https://www.6sqft.com/where-i-work-marvel-architects-studio-brings-tropical-flair-to-a-classic-tribeca-loft/

"Marvel Architects say they were drawn to their Tribeca office space 25 years ago because of its connection to NYC history and its openness, qualities that also resonate throughout the firm and its practice."


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Our latest video "Miami Food & Vintage: Retro Motels, Diners & Hot Dogs" is live on our Youtube channel!


In this MIAMI FOOD & VINTAGE tour, we visit the MiMo neighborhood of Miami and stop in and have delicious #food at the oldest diner in the area, which serves breakfast all day long.

We also check out the huge concentration of #vintage motels along Biscayne Boulevard, many of which have been lovingly restored to their former 1950s glory with unique mid-century architectural "Miami Modern" details and neon signage.

We also visit a famous retro hot dog stand, known for its street food, including classic and regional specialty hot dogs with a wide variety of toppings.

Places we visit in Miami, Florida include:

1. New Yorker Boutique Hotel: 6500 Biscyane Boulevard Miami, Fl
2. Jimmy's Eastside Diner: 7201 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Fl
3. Saturn Motel: 6995 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Fl
4. Wotel South Pacific: 6300 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL
5. Dogma Grill: 7030 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Fl
6. Shalimar Motel: 6200 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Fl
7. Sinbad Motel: 6150 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Fl
8. Vagabond Hotel: 7301 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Fl
9. Gregory's Diner: 7301 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Fl
10. Coppertone Girl vintage neon sign: 7300 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida

Our rescue dog, Hudson comes along with us as we travel around #Miami sampling food and even gets free slices of bacon!

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Jay Dee Bakery in Forest Hills, Queens which was in business for over 60 years before it closed in 2009.

We not only loved its pies 🥧 and chocolate marble cake but also the reverse channel #neonsign it had with its unique #script font.

Interestingly, the Estate of James Yancey used our photo of Jay Dee Bakery for the 12” first press clear vinyl release of J Dilla’s long lost vocal track (that had never before been released), “Give Them What They Want”.

• The first press 12” features clear vinyl atop a Jeff Jank-altered photograph by James T. & Karla L. Murray.




Our new video" WYNWOOD, MIAMI GRAFFITI & FOOD" with Miami legend CROME is now live on our Youtube channel!

#graffiti #miamigraffiti 

Full video: https://youtu.be/lY5HPwoqrrU


Thursday, January 23, 2020

In our latest video have some delicious food and drinks with the legendary CROME in Wynwood at Kush by LoKal

In our latest video have some delicious food and drinks with the legendary CROME in Wynwood at Kush by LoKal and also listen to CROME as he paints and explains how he got his tag and the inspiration behind his graffiti including his "forced" collaboration with famous street artist @alecmonopoly as well as other interesting stories.

Full video: https://youtu.be/lY5HPwoqrrU

Places we visit include:
1. Enriquetas: 186 NE 29th Street, Miami Florida
2. CROME live painting at wall at 3101 N. Miami Avenue
3. CROME "Thief in the Night" mural / "forced" collaboration with street artist Alec Monopoly @alecmonopoly mural off NW 20th Street at N. Miami Avenue
4. Kush: 2003 N. Miami Avenue at NW 20th Street